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as jill kelley, a family friend of petraeus'. the fbi traced the e-mails back to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer. and by late summer, "the wall street journal" report, the bureau linked broadwell to petraeus. that's when "the journal" says top officials informed eric holder of the situation. >> once the white house, once some staffer knows, various people find out about something, it becomes public almost instantly. you see this all the time. >> reporter: cnn contributor tom fuentes says under its protocols the fbi and justice department should have kept it inside their circles, unless there was evidence of a breach of security or criminal wrongdoing. and there was no evidence of either. "the journal" reports the fbi interviewed petraeus the week before the election. and nbc news reports the bureau wrapped up its investigation on november 2nd. we could not get comment from the fbi or the justice department on the time lines. so why didn't congressman cantor go to top congressional leaders when he got the information on october 27th? a cantor aide says the congressman's information ca
now. when we talk about paula broadwell, about how she's lost her top security clearance, obviously, her computer was found with a lot of classified information. do you think her relationship with david petraeus gave her access to that information? >> you know, it's not clear. everybody we talked to and sort of hearing from law enforcement officials that there's no evidence that would suggest that the information has been found in her possession, that she got that from david petraeus. we know she made a number of trips to afghanistan. she certainly had access to members at all levels of the u.s. military. and so, it's not clear where she got it from. presumably, it's part of the continuing fbi investigation. >> such a crucial question and what about this? you're a member of the cia external advisory. you have top security clearance on some things. she had top security clearance. what does that men in practice? >> paula broadwell was also a reservist in the u.s. army. when she was doing her mission as a reservist, she had access to classified material for that purpose. when you have
-mails. the government has taken away for now, the top security clearance of paula broadwell, the former mistress of david petraeus. this is after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer and the glare being question, did broadwell's relationship with david petraeus give her access to these classified documents? "outfront" tonight, cnn national security contributor, fran townsend. she's also a member of the cia external add voizry committee and knowed a lot about what it means to have top clearance. the name of the fbi agent, frederick humphries, who was by the way, involved in foiling a terrorist attack in 1999. very accomplished fbi agent. what do you know about the relationship? >> it's interesting. apparently, i understand from a senior law enforcement official that humphries and jill kelley met when she attended the citizens academy. this is a sort of familiarization program that the fbi runs across the country in communities to familiarize people and sort of get them to understand the work of the fbi in their community so it's part of the see something, say som
between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored socialite. a u.s. official says there appears to be nothing criminal involved. but allen is now under investigation for what is called inappropriately flirtatious e-mails to kelly. >> secretary directed it be referred to inspector general of department of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because allen is subject to military law. but why did this only come out now in public view? >> we have a large amount of alleged material that went between these individuals, as much as 30,000 pages. it's not clear
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised official account were intimate, salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell described as a lot of human drama. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. >> reporter: f
. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broad we'll had access to petraeus. >> i they trusted me. i got to know his family and e his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. couple of months ago, a woman in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a account were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors between him and broadwell for some time. but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan staff worried about how it looked with broadwell spending so much time with him. an official tells abc news that it was just tuesday evening that the head of national intelligence was told. thursday at the white house, petraeus
, everybody. well paula broadwell was seen just last night in washington through the window of her brother's house. good morning on this wednesday. i'm rob nelson. >> yeah, she was sipping on wine, looked some what relaxed. >> probably needs a drink. >> i'm the other paula, paula faris, very uncomfortable with all this talk. details this morning about the other woman in the story, referring to jill kelley. we may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and it
" -- the first sighting of paula broadwell since the world found out she is the mistress of former cia director david petraeus. >> we've also learned that broadwell had e-mailed others now involved in the military sex scandal. it is wednesday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> that's right. you heard it. broadwell wasn't only e-mailing the other woman in the scandal, jill kelley. good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. we have a couple more layers. >> the other, other woman. >> the other other. >> get your flowcharts out to follow the story, folks. good morning. i'm rob nelson. reporters will have a chance to question president obama about the story today. it his first news conference since his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? >>> also this half hour, we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we're going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. >> pretty horrific to watch. we'll tell you exactly how this one ended. >> ho
. >>> in major developments, fbi agents at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night. abc's larry jacobs has that part of the story. >> reporter: officials entered the house of paula broadwell and left with several boxes. this new development after an official told abc news that the fbi discovered hundred if not thousand of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, sordid e-mails detailed their affair and led to petraeus' downfall as cia director. >> in his universe, this moral failure is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position. >> reporter: the affair is a moral failing, not a civilian crime. it could be a military one. petraeus can be tried under military law for adultery if the affair started while he was general running the afghanistan campaign. >> every indication and certainly my understanding from him is the affair did not begin while he was in the army. there were worrisome signs while he was in uniform working in afghanistan. >> reporter: paula broadwell flew to the war zone six times after granted extraordinary access to write
, at the center of the story, federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. they were seen taking out boxes of materials. >> we return to martha raddatz with more details on this quickly unfolding story. >> reporter: a friend close to petraeus says the general was shocked and surprised to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelly. the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife holly petraeus is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an fair affair then, which leads us to the first big question. when did the affair begin? petraeus' friend says it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding from him is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: many who kn
pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she's getting new information on paula broadwell. what are you learning, barbara? >> wolf, some really stunning new information. cnn has learned from two u.s. officials that paula broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. she is a serving reservist, if you will, with the u.s. army, a military intelligence analyst. as such, she would at least have a secret level security clearance. we are now told that security clearance suspended pending the outcome of several investigations. we went to the army to ask them for an official response. they will not say anything except the following. and let me read it to you. "appropriate actions with regard to this officer's clearance and access have been taken." the statement goes onto say "the army has been cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities in this matter. and those actions are ongoing." wolf, you will recall a couple of days ago the fbi went to broadwell's home. we all saw the video of fbi agents taking away boxes of material, computers. the discussion centering around what kind of c
of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to show you, tampa socialite jill kelly on tuesday. it all started with her. there's so many questions about her clai
learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were discovered to be linked to broadwell, the mistress of general petraeus. that kicked of the investigation into high gear over the summer. lawmakers and the white house apparently did not know anything about it. the white house says it didn't learn about any of this until just last week, right after election day and just as controversy continued to grow over the benghazi terror attack. kelly wright live in washington with more for us now. >> reporter: jenna, good morning to you. just as you said this is something very shocking to washington as well as mysterious. fox news learned fbi investigators confronted now former cia director david petraeus about his former relationship paula broadwell. the fbi discovered the affair months ago after jill kelly, a petra friend went to the fbi began receiving threa
an admonition to, quote, back off, came from paula broadwell. while combing through broadwell's e-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing som
this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good morning. so far virtually every publicly threat in the case leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as this unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. this morning it is alleged the commander of international forces in afghanistan, or isaf, general john allen, sent between 20 and 30,000 pages to kelly. e-mail traffic described as potentially inappropriate nature. it was jill kelly who alert ad fbi agent what she believed were harassing e-mails from the paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress of general david petraeus. it was investigation of kelly's complaints that ultimately forced resignation of general petraeus last week. spokesman george little gave a brief statement on general allen's status. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commande
hearing will not deal with his extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >>> the fbi is investigating whether broadwell violated the law for storing military documents including classified material on her computer. the army has suspended her security clearance and jill kelley the other woman who triggered the investigation into broadwell has been stripped of a special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> the plot thickens. wow. >> where is the flow chart? >> woo, getting tough to follow. really tough to follow. trying to sort it out. for the first time since his concession speech, mitt romney is speaking out abut his election day defeat and does sound a little bitter. >> the wound i think are still a little raw. during a conference call wit his top donors, romney said president obama won re-election because of quote, gifts to black, hispanic and young voters. so-called gifts include obamacare, the dream act, contraception for women and break on college loans. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coaliti
at the center of this, paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell a
with his biographer, paula broadwell. you have to assume questions will be asked. >> and a lot of people making the point, do we care more about benghazi or what petraeus was doing in his bedroom? fair question. >>> paula broadwell under investigation for storing military documents including classified material on her computer possibly in violation of the law. the army suspended broadwell's security clearance and kelley, this woman right here, the other woman embroiled in the scandal, has been stripped of her special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> i think there are a lot of questions, too, about exactly why these two women had such access to the two men. sounds like there were genuine friendships and family history, pictures attest to that. just seems there was a lot of communication, you know, and between the two very powerful men and these, these, other, jill kelley. so i think a lot of questions about that. and also, we talk to dudes about this story, though they make the point that if the director of cia gets busted for, you know, an infidelity, you know, that may
. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he p
the former cia director is under scrutiny over his affair with paula broadwell. >> petraeus claims their relationship began after his military career. if that turns out not to be true, he could face prosecution for adultery. and there are new concerns that broadwell may have had access to top secret information. >> national security, kind of the issue here. with more on the e-mail trail here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, jill kelly kidded those harassing e-mails a threat not only to herself but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and broadwell. there were early concerned that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised what it did find as one source put it lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice t it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top in,000 tell jens officials were not informed until election day. the presi
' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the discovery of a chain of salacious e-mails between the pe trail and broadwell detailing an intimate sorted affair. >> she appealed to general petraeus because of the combination of intellectual prowess and the fact that she is very physically capable. >> reporter: abc news learned that petraeus is claiming the affair with broadwell did not occur in afghanistan but began after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a week later he became cia director. friends say the affair ended four months ago, about the time jill kelly received the e-mails. they also say it was petraeus who ended the relationship. friends expect he and his wife of 38 years, holly, to survive this. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> soap opera like drama. go ahead. i know you've got a lot of reaction to this. i know you do. >> first of all, think it was shocking to many of us that the cia director would throw away his career, really, for something like this. anyone that's worked for the federal government and spy agencies, or u.s. attorneys offices, or, or an
. >>> we just learned yesterday that paula broadwell was suspended. joe kelly's pass has been revoked. should we be concerned nevertheless about sensitive information being compromised here? >> well, there has apparently been a development very recently. i'm reading on the internet that it's been discovered that paula broadwell had vast amounts of classified information on her computer. which was recovered from her house in north carolina. and there's a question about why she had this information, how she got it. whether she should have it. y i know she had some kind of security clearance. apparently she had quite a bit of classified information. what did she have? if she did have a lot of information, that poses a security risk. it was on her personal computer, not in a secure location. these are important questions. everyone says, well, this was a personal matter. it was a personal matter until you're leaking classified information. and it warrants investigation, for sure. >> and susan, that investigation continues, although officials are telling nbc nothing has been compromised, as
anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one senior official says the documents include a couple of hundred e-mails between general all
there is an ongoing leak investigation, which is why fbi agents were searching paula broadwell's home. so he's left himself some room there. he mentioned the protocols and withholding judgment. what he's referencing is a 2007 attorney general memo that talks about communications between the white house and the justice department on criminal investigations. that they're supposed to be between the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, with the white house counsel, and the deputy white house counsel. we don't know those communications take place and, by the way, this memo, says the most important thing is that there should be no inhibition to those communications when it affects national security or espionage. which means if somebody was hiding behind this memo to not tell the white house, they probably were wrong. and i think the president is waiting -- withholding judgment, but likely they should have told him. >> all right, everybody stand by. because there is a lot more to do, to discuss including the president, what i thought the president's very generous comments to mitt romney, his
from the mistress of david petraeus, paula broadwell. broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. >>> nancy pelosi says she wants to stay where she is at. at a news conference this morning pelosi says she will seek re-election as the democratic leader of the house. she will have to win a vote during leadership elections after thank. the 72-year-old pelosi -- after thanksgiving. the 72-year-old pelosi served in congress since 1987. she also got a little upset with one reporter during the conference and his question about her position and her age. >> stay on prohibit younger leadership were moving forward. >> so you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> simply saying that to delay younger leadership from moving forward not house. >> let's honor it as a legitimate question. [ laughter ] >> although it's quite offensive that you don't realize it i guess. the fact is, that everything that i have done in my almost -- i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> there you go. democrats say her re-election as house speaker is virtually
, engulfed in that scandal. we have a new picture tonight of paula broadwell. his biographer, standing in front of the window with cameras parked outside. it was at her brother's home in washington, d.c. and abc news has learned she is being investigated for storing classified documents on her computer and in her home. and just tonight, the army has suspended her security clearance. >>> and now, we move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, revealing how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. and david, you learned he was saying this right after the defeat. >> reporter: yeah, this argument began, diane, in the hours of after the loss. he started offering reasons for his loss, the very next morning, arguing america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call to donors, he said, giving away free tough is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he'd hoped to deliver the one speech he
's affair was uncovered in an investigation by the fbi involving his biographer paula broadwell. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment, and it's unclear if she is the woman that he admitted to having an affair with. we get more on general petraeus and his year from chris lawrence. >> david petraeus sent this letter on friday admitting that he had an affair and telling the staff that he had gone to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the white house says the president did accept petraeus' resignion, throwing his national security team into flux just days after the election. by the same david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. he commanded the 101st airborne. it was in iraq when he asked a reporter tell me how this ends. he got the nickname king david used by supporters and to those that labelled him a celebrity general. in swechb, president bush appointed petraeus to lead all troops in iraq. he rewrote the field manual and his ideas became known as the
never shared classified information with his mistress, paula broadwell. of course, as you know, she is at the epicenter of this scandal. new this is morning she is not likely to face charges. fbi agents raided her home, taking computers and other documents earlier this week. finally, we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first investigated the whole mess. by now you probably know him as the shirtless agent, the guy who sent a shirtless photo to jill kelly, the other woman involved in this mess. fbi agents name is frederick humphries, over those supposedly harassing e-mails now linked to paula broadwell. hope you got that. >>> controversy over benghazi, as you know, has reached a boiling point, though. yesterday at his first press conference, being row elected, president obama has strong words for anyone who blames u.s. -- united nations ambassador susan rice for the benghazi response. here is what the president said. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been prov
that it was prompted by this fbi tip that the two were having an affair, paula broadwell and the general. >> let's turn to someone who did a big biography piece on general petraeus. she spent a lot of time with him. are you surprised by this? >> if someone asked me of all the guys you've interviewed, who would be most likely to be embroiled in some crazy extramarital affair, the last person, besides joe biden, would be general petraeus. and yet, on the other hand, it's not that shocking. this is a guy who was like a full-time career nerd who has been a rock star for the past five to seven years. so it's really not that strange. what is strange, and your guests have pointed out so wisely, something precipitated this. i don't think it was a crisis of conscience. i don't think any guy wakes up and says, i think i'm going to blow up my whole career and my stellar reputation and come forward with an extramarital affair. something else happened. >> i met general petraeus, actually, at the white house correspondents dinner at the party afterwards. i had a long chat with him. he seemed extremely dignified, ver
send by paula broadwell, petraeus's biographer, to another woman close to petraeus. the official didn't name the woman or know the nature of her relationship with petraeus. >>> bbc's director general george entwhistle is out of a job today. the leading news source in the midst of controversy in a report that accused a former high ranking politician of sex abuse. he called the resignation the honorable thing to do. the bbc has since apologized to that politician. >>> two dead and dozens of homes in danger after two houses in indiana exploded. the exact cause hasn't yet been determined, but according to the lol fire department it looks like a gas explosion. 200 residents in the neighborhood were evacuated. rescue teams now looking for other victims. be sure to stay with us on this one. >>> to politics now, and do you think it's too early to talk about 2016? we don't think so. republicans have to regroup and refocus while democrats have to decide who is next. could it be hillary clinton? this comes from the "new york times". every day people approach hillary clinton and tell her she has
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